Along with the study of the philosophy of different parvans, commentators such as Śaṅkara and Rāmānuja will be introduced to show the continuity as well as changes in the philosophical tradition. Within this tradition, the Mahābhārata will emerge as an important bridge between the Vedic revelation and classical schools of Indian philosophy. Additionally, we will read relevant sections of the Mahābhārata for thoughtful answers to the problems of applied ethics such as violence, anthropocentricity, patriarchy, privilege systems, and our obligations to society and to the environment.
Areas of Study: Text and Traditions
Required/ Elective: Required
Day:- Every Saturday
Start Date:- July 10, 2021
End Date:- September 25, 2021
Time:- 10:00 am EST – 01:00 pm EST.
Quarter: Summer 2021